We have a brick chimney and Favel Edwardian MK2 inset live fuel effect gas fire.
I am considering changing the fire to a more efficient fire but am TOTALLY confused by the ranges available; visiting showrooms around Exeter have just increased the confusion as salesmen push their own products and are very reluctant to give balanced advice based on fact.
It seems to me the options are to remain with the sort of fire I currently have and suffer efficiency of around 40% - thus pouring heat up the chimney. Input of around 6KW and an output less than 3 KW
Have a glass fronted catalyst type fire with an efficiency approching 100% and an output just over 2KW.
The heat into the room is thus not greatly different but the running costs vastly different.
Or have I missed something :?
Any help/advise/threads or useful websites greatly appreciated